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Podcast: What You Need to Know About the National Blood Crisis

A shortage of blood products has impacted health systems nationally. Find out what that means for you and what you can do to help.

The nation is experiencing a shortage of blood products largely due to COVID impacting blood drives and the number of people donating blood. The result is some doctors forced to make tough decisions about who receives transfusions and who can wait until more products are available.

Experts from Jefferson and the American Red Cross address myths behind donating blood, explain how blood is used regularly in the hospital setting, and detail what you can do to help in this time of crisis.

To schedule a donation through Jefferson call 215-955-7791 or click here.

To schedule a donation through the American Red Cross, click here.